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Topic: Choosing a Dremel - what do you have?  (Read 2395 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008 06:48:13 PM »

I had a really nice pair of work gloves that fit beautifully (and I have small hands), all leather and were tough. I got them at a farm & ranch supply, a little mom & pop type, in a very small town- wish I still had them! Someone actually stole them from me...  were fairly cheap too, under $15.
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2008 10:21:49 PM »

HEELLLLLLPPPP!!! lol IM FRUSTRATED!!

MY DILEMMA:    I have a stylus that i purchased a few days ago and am considering returning it. I have just recently heard that the corded ones have a LOT more power than the lithium ions and I want to drill into metals, resin, wood, glass, and really want to get into carving bone.

    I REALLY love how the stylus is made as far as the grip and precision/detail goes but i dont want to have a tool that, when i move onto tougher items such as rocks and bones and metal, wont have the torque to be useful.  I relaly dont know what to do - no one seems to be able to help me. I was thinking, since precision is a BIG issue for me, of getting a flex shaft but i really dont know how comparable it is and how comfortable it is. I would REALLY appreciate some imput - THANKS SO MUCH! ^.^
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2008 04:47:07 AM »

If you have a cordless Dremel it will not have the power or torque to do the things you mention.

The one I have have came with the flex shaft, in addition to loads of attachment pieces. It was and is the best money I've spent on a power tool to date.

If you have in mind to really use the tool, and use it for the things you mentioned I would spend the money on the one Dremel that will do the job.

This is the one I have: http://www.dremel.com/en-us/tools/kit-detail.htm?H=188091&G=66981&I=69673&KI=66217
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2008 10:17:51 AM »

Thanks SO much!!! I really do appreciate the input! Is the flex shaft just as comfortable as a stylus?? I DEFINITLY need precision! Where can i get that kit from?
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2008 10:26:06 AM »

The flex shaft is great for small detailed work. It is light weight and does not tax you hand or wrist.

The kit I got with my Dremel in one package, but I expect any Lowe's or home improvement place would also have something similar.

However, getting the attachments that suit your needs are probably just as cost effective as the whole case. Then you don't have extras sitting around unused.

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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2008 04:44:59 PM »

Thanks! *sigh* i guess im back to Lowe's :S
So which is better - the 400 kit w/ flex OR the 400 alone + just the pieces i need? + flex shaft?


and where can i get the best prices? Lowe's prices are pretty normal but id like to get the best deal possible.
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2008 06:09:48 PM »

Think you get the better deal with the whole package since that is what you need. Most likely you can catch a sale this time of year, too.
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